SPEC 83018

Quadruplex 600 Volt USE-2 Underground Service Entrance

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Conductors are stranded, compressed 1350-H16/H26 (3/4 Hard) aluminum
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
  3. Neutral:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) with three Yellow Extruded Stripes (YES)

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Applications and Features:

Conductors are stranded, compressed 1350-H16/H26 (3/4 Hard) aluminum, insulated with cross-linked polyethylene. Neutrals are identified by three yellow extruded stripes. Cables with “YES” neutrals have sequential footage markers. Conductors are durably surface printed for identification. Three-phase conductors and one neutral conductor are cabled together to produce the quadruplex cable configuration. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C for normal operation in wet and dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. UL listed as USE-2 per UL 854 Service-Entrance Cables

Specifications:

  • ASTM B231 Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum 1350 Conductors
  • ASTM B609 Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350 Round Wire, Annealed and Intermediate Tempers, for Electrical Purposes
  • ASTM B901 Standard Specification for Compressed Round Stranded Aluminum Conductors Using Single Input Wire Construction. (The number of strands for both phase and neutral may differ)
  • UL 854 Service Entrance Cable
  • ICEA S-105-692 Standard For 600 Volt Single Layer Thermoset Insulated Utility Underground Distribution Cables
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE E32071 {UL} AWG XX AL TYPE USE-2 XX MILS XLP INSULATION 600 VOLTS {MMM/DD/YYYY} {SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARKS} SEQ FEET.
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCode WordPhase Cond. SizePhase StrandDia. Over Phase ConductorPhase Insul. ThicknessDia. Over Phase InsulationNeutral Cond. SizeNeutral StrandNeutral Insul. ThicknessDia. Over Neutral InsulationApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo.inchmilinchAWG/KcmilNo.milinchinchlb/1000ft
    303727Wofford500340.76950.9535030950.8312.2932174
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    Notes:
    1. The actual number of strands may differ for single input wire per ASTM B901
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Code WordPhase Cond. SizeMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 75°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzGMRAllowable Ampacity in Duct 90°CAllowable Ampacity Directly Buried 90°C
    AWG/KcmilinchlbΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftftAmpAmp
    Wofford50013.896000.0350.0440.0390.025370465
    Notes:
    1. Inductive reactance assumes cables are cradled in conduit, and the neutral is carrying no current.
    2. Triple parallel inductive reactance calculation assumes the phase conductors are adjacent to one another.
    3. Conductors assumed to be reverse lay stranded, compressed construction.
    4. Phase spacing assumes cables are touching.
    5. Resistances shown are for the Phase conductors only.
    6. Ampacity based on 90°C conductor temperature, 20°C ambient, RHO 90, 100% load factor.

    Revision: 1.000.002

    Updated On: July 17, 2024, 10:59 a.m. UTC